Trainee Gardening Operatives – Dorset – £22,000 per annum + Overtime


We’re supporting a Dorset based Garden Maintenance business who are looking to recruit several Trainee Gardening Operatives to support the experienced members of the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are looking to start a career working in the great outdoors for a reputable and established business. Training will be provided to the successful candidates, all you need to have is a good work ethic, your own transport and a desire to learn.

Skills required

We would like to hear from individuals who enjoy working outside and who are able to travel to different sites (with your own transport). As this is a Trainee Gardening role you DON’T have to have been previously employed in a similar role. You’ve possibly gained relevant experience from:

  • Maintaining your own or another’s garden
  • You possibly have some experience weeding, mowing or using other gardening equipment
  • Worked in a position that involves standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Studied agricultural or horticulture

All applicants

Applicants for this Trainee Gardening role must:

  • Be flexible with working hours to ensure the job gets done (additional hours paid for)
  • Have a passion for ensuring customer expectations are met
  • Be flexible and willing to support team members with duties beyond your own
  • Posses a full driving license and be willing to travel
  • Have good time management skills and be able to prioritise their workload
  • Will be looking for long-term secure employment with a reputable business

Employer and Package

Rubicon’s clients are looking to build a team to help them grow over the next few years. They have ambitious plans and want people who are keen to grow with them. The current workforce is friendly, long serving and have experience trainee newcomers to the business.

  • Starting salary of £22,000
  • 30 days annual leave (including paid birthday)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Overtime paid at a premium
  • Regular team building events


If you’re looking for a permanent position within a stable and established business, that are able to offer training, progression and the chance to kick start a new career then get in touch.

You can either apply directly to this Trainee Gardening advert or contact Harriet on 01202 688555.

Our team guarantees complete confidentiality and will never submit candidate’s details or share them with a third party without first obtaining their permission.

‘Here at Rubicon, our dedicated team take the time to review each and every application, please help us by submitting your CV in a Word document to allow us to more easily upload your details on to our system.’

Commutable from Poole, Weymouth, Salisbury, Dorchester, Blandford